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Chicken Organs: Duodenum

Get an inside look at your chicken’s anatomy to understand what keeps it pecking around the barnyard.

Text and graphic design by Rachael Brugger, Associate Web Editor


Duodenum
The duodenum is the first part of the chicken’s small intestine. It receives digestive enzymes and bicarbonate from the pancreas and bile from the liver. Digestion is completed here before the food moves to the lower small intestine for nutrient absorption. Back»

 

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